Step 1.5: What if my dog breaks the stay?

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Step 1.5: If at any time, throughout this whole exercise, your dog breaks their stay by sitting up or moving away, give your No-Reward Marker and step away. Step back and reset by cueing your dog to lie down again. Reward them in that down in position. Go back to an easier step and repeat it before trying the harder step again. If the environment is too distracting for your dog, find a calmer, quieter space to practice.